From ASM Clermont Auvergne, Soheyl Jaoudat Signs with Austin Elite Rugby
ROUND ROCK (TX) – Austin Elite Rugby is excited to announce the signing of Morocco 7’s star, Soheyl Jaoudat. Jaoudat joined ASM Clermont Auvergne in 2010 playing in the French Top 14 Competition before deciding to transition into Major League Rugby.
At just 12 years old, Jaoudat began playing junior rugby at the ASM Clermont Auvergne. From 2008-2018, he spent his time at the prestigious academy in France. His lightning speed and technicality on the pitch is what made him a standout, and helped lead the ASM U22 side to a championship win in the 2018 Espoirs French Champion. With impressive performances within the academy side, he earned himself a spot on both, Morocco’s National 15s and 7s side.
Earning his first cap at just 18 years old and going on to achieve 55 caps for Morocco’s 7s National Team. Jaoudat has proven himself to be a force in helping lead his team through two championship wins in 2016 and 2017 in the Maghreb Tri Nation competition against Algeria and Tunisia. Jaoudat has also made 10 appearances with the Moroccan XV side, with wins in 2016 and 2017 in the African Cup XV.
Having played alongside some of the best in the world; the former Moroccan International brings a strong rugby background to Austin Elite Rugby. Jaoudat said, “I was extremely happy when I found out I was selected. Indeed, it’s a real opportunity for me to discover the professional world in the US.”
Austin Elite Rugby looks forward to Soheyl’s arrival in Austin, and Head Coach Alain Hyardet anticipates he will be an integral part of our 2019 season run apart of Major League Rugby.
Welcome, Soheyl to the Lone Star State!
About Austin Elite Rugby
Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas. As a founding member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the US. With the embodiment of rugby’s core values of integrity, respect, discipline, and passion; AER will help educate, inspire and connect with the community of Austin, Texas. Creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.
The 2019 Major League Rugby season kicks off the weekend of January 26th and will span 19 weeks with home matches being played at the iconic Dell Diamond, a 13,000-seat stadium in Round Rock / North Austin.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com
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